Herbivores: Their Interactions with Secondary Plant Metabolites: Ecological and Evolutionary Processes
Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 493 pages
This volume presents the latest research on herbivores, aquatic and terrestrial mammals and insects. The Second Edition, written almost entirely by new authors, effectively complements the initial work. It includes advances in molecular biology and microbiology, ecology, and evolutionary theory that have been achieved since the first edition was published in 1979. The book also incorporates relatively new methodologies in the area of molecular biology, like protein purification and gene cloning. Volume II, Ecological and Evolutionary Processes, also opens up entirely new subjects: The discussions of interactions have expanded to include phenomena at higher trophic levels, such as predation and microbial processing and other environmental influences.
Both this and Volume I, The Chemical Participants, will be of interest to chemists, biochemists, plant and insect ecologists, evolutionary biologists, physiologists, entomologists, and agroecologists interested in both crop and animal science.
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Chapter 2 Behavioral Responses of Insects to Plant Secondary Compounds
Chapter 3 How Animals Perceive Secondary Plant Compounds
Chapter 4 Allelochemical Nutrient Interactions in Herbivore Nutritional Ecology
Chapter 5 Metabolic Defenses against Plant Allelochemicals
Chapter 6 Third Trophic Level Influences of Plant Allelochemicals
Chapter 7 Microbial Mediation of PlantHerbivore Ecology
Chapter 8 Phototoxins in PlantInsect Interactions
Chapter 9 Woody PlantMammal Interactions
Chapter 10 The Chemical Ecology of PlantHerbivore Interactions in Marine versus Terrestrial Communities
Chapter 11 Genetics of Secondary Metabolism and Herbivore Resistance in Plants
Chapter 12 Evolution and Coevolution of Plants and Phytophagous Arthropods